October DC-NLP MeetUp Announcement

Curious about techniques and methods for applying data science to unstructured text?

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Our first regularly-scheduled monthly meetup was held at Stetsons Famous Bar & Grill in Adams Morgan a few weeks ago, and we had such a blast that we decided to do it again in October. Please join us for a captivating set of presentations, stimulating conversation, and refreshing libations.

At our next meetup on Wednesday, October 9, we'll host three 20-minute talks on various NLP topics:

  • Mihai Lintean recently received his doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Memphis and is currently working as a Research Scientist at Carney Labs. He'll describe his dissertation research in short-text semantic similarity assessment.
  • Liz Merkhofer recently completed a Master's degree in Linguistics at Georgetown University, and is now a Data Scientist at Berico Technologies. This presentation will cover her current work in rapid, large-scale text analytics based on a combination of NLP and OLAP
  • Tommy Jones is a statistician at the Science and Technology Policy Institute. He has an MS in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University. Tommy has expertise in regression analyses, time series modeling, data mining, and other quantitative techniques. His talk will discuss methodologies for document clustering.
  • The DC NLP meetup group is for anyone in the Washington, D.C. area working in, or interested in learning about, Natural Language Processing (NLP). Our meetings will be an opportunity for folks to network, give presentations about their work or research projects, learn about the latest advancements in our field, and exchange ideas or brainstorm. Topics may include computational linguistics, machine learning, text analytics, data mining, information extraction, speech processing, sentiment analysis, and much more.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/DC-NLP/events/142924012/

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